Discussion in 'Z Re-builds' started by badxtc, Apr 14, 2017.
All good mate no problem at all .
cant say i had an amazing time but was good till this , the fuel pumps shit them selfs , o well it seem its now raining on friday anyway all is good once again ill be back , pumps are coming out tonight or tomoz ,
Bummer man, what pumps?
yep tell me about it , ill get there man, i just really want to run a 9 , before i build the engine ,
they are the walbro 485 aka 460 aka 400 , lol we think it was a problem with the socks at this point but either way the have been sent back , and we will see what the outcome is latter on in the week i guess ,
Alex, are you running E85 or 98 octane .........
E85 is very hard on fuel system components ... I drain the tank in my race car between events !!
hi rob yeah im running straight e85 yeah it seems to have problems , ill see how i go with it , and if i still get issues ill go to 98
Fit a Flex Fuel sensor and you can run either
ok so here is some new info i thought i should share as i dont want you guys ( or anyone ) to go thru what i went thru , it was a scary nightmare,
going from 98 to e85 , OR flex, what happens is the alcohol in the e85 eats up everything in the tank and lines so the shit from the 98 that sitting in the tank on the roof on the walls etc etc,
so when you switch its best you change the fuel filters a few times till its all cleans up , its best to take your fuel tank out and send it away to get cleaned out properly i did this after the problem ill got some new socks again today ill change them out tomorrow and ill put some photos up as to what they look like these are brand new say about 2 week old , this is just a heads up for those thinking of going e85 , id love the hear what you guys that switch before me have to say as well ,
so the guy today told me to change them about 3 times as he does the conversion he tells the customer that they need to be changed , as a part of the deal ,
Yep ... E85 will eat fuel lines not "E85-safe".
It eats the sock on the bottom of fuel pumps
I have foam in my race car fuel tank 'cos CAMS says you have to have it ....
E85 eats that shit as well - even the E85-safe stuff is only good for ~3 years.
yes for sure , it takes it toll im just wondering at what point it starts becoming annoying to the point we start going back to 98 , not sure this would happen with the great gains we are seeing from e85 i will be running S/S fuel lines in the car so this is one thing i wont have to worry about , but the rest of the parts may just need to be changed in time ,
Has anyone tried this ?
yeah they guys told me about it , but not if it works etc etc
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